Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:49
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       2         CAMBRIDGE CITY U18       2          This was a pulsating encounter between the two best sides in the Division and it finished honours even.  Leaders St Neots retained their top berth and their unbeaten at home in the league record, whilst their visitors Cambridge City remain unbeaten this season.   It was a match that was played at a tremendous pace with a high degree of commitment from each side with both going in front before the points were shared after 90 minutes, so there was plenty to engross St Neots best home attendance of the season.   The visitors started in an explosive fashion dominating the early exchanges, but St Neots came back to enjoy a much greater share of the second half possession and thought they may have won until the late Cambridge equaliser. St Neots weathered an early scare when goalkeeper Joe Burberry miskicked a clearance before pouncing on the ball in the opening minute, but the visitors were dictating play and went ahead on seven minutes when a swift attack on the left saw Jamie Judge cross to the far post for Robert Friel to force home.   Burberry then had to save well from Henry Hall and Friel as Cambridge maintained their impressive start, but St Neots replied with Jacob Joseph firing over the bar and Markel Cousins forcing a good save from Toby Moring.   Friel then shot over the bar when played clear by Jude White, but it was St Neots who finished the first half more strongly as Joseph volleyed over the bar after good work by Bradley Brown, and Cousins saw a shot blocked on the goal line following a Sammy Routs free kick.  Cambridge did create two early second half openings with White shooting off target after a pacey run that took him past two defenders, and Aaron Hiscock attacked on the left but saw his shot blocked by a defender.   St Neots then took over with Routs having a shot deflected over the bar, and Nehemiah Goodridge going close with a shot from a corner.   Cambridge were now pushed back on the defensive and Moring despite being unsighted produced the save of the match to deny Cousins, pushing his low shot away at full stretch.  He also saved a narrow-angled Joe Rider shot with his feet but was eventually beaten after 72 minutes by a neat Joseph header from a cross by substitute Tom Leagas.   Six minutes later St Neots took the lead as the impressive Cousins fed leading scorer Joe Rider to make it 2-1.   However the lead was short-lived for two minutes later a rare Cambridge attack ended with the unmarked Aaron Hiscock heading Harvey Bullin cross past Burberry.   There was no easing of commitment as both sides strove for a winning goal but a draw was a fair result. St Neots:  Burberry, Ferry, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Joseph, Brown (B), Rider, Routs, Cousins Sub used:   Leagas. Referee:  Paul Gale    (John Walker)  
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:09
  Post 16 Sports Scholarship. Keep an eye out for further Sports Scholarship opportunities including Cricket, Tennis, Golf...... Please also welcome Alex Cook onto our full time coaching Staff. Alex Cook joins Jamie Raynor and Alex Minall, who as well as coaching our scholars also all coach within our Scholarship partner Peterborough United's Academy # developmentpartnership
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 21:31
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       5         HISTON U18       0          With another hat trick taking his goals tally to 17 in seven matches – 15 of those in the last four – Joe Rider led his side to a five points lead in the league table with a convincing victory over visiting Histon.    It completed a league double over the visitors this month but to their credit they never gave up trying despite the goals tally against them building up. St Neots got off to a sensational start with their opening goal after just 19 seconds as David Muse harried defender and goalkeeper into a stupid error which left the home player to walk the ball into an empty net.   To their credit this did not seem to faze the visitors who forgot their indiscretion and competed well in the next half hour.   St Neots enjoyed a much great share of possession, but the final ball was never quite right, and the visitors defended comfortably against the league’s leading scorers.   Chances came and went with Tom Leagas and Adrian O’Hara both shooting wide before Jeffrey Alihonou created Histon’s first opening but he could not finish.   From a Bradley Brown cross Joe Rider stretched to head the ball onto the roof of the net and the same player saw another effort deflected for a corner by Joshua Byrne.  Louis Hobbs looked the most dangerous attacking player for the visitors and he too lifted a shot over the keeper and onto the roof of the net.   Then in the final minute of the first half from a sublime cross by Oliver Rowland, Joe Rider opened his account for the evening with a well-placer header to give St Neots a 2-0 half time advantage. With Brown and Sam Routs orchestrating the St Neots midfield, the home side continued to dominate after the interval.   Routs fired wide and Leon Fulianty up for a free kick flicked the ball against the near post.  Leagas had a shot deflected and the pressure eventually paid off after 63 minutes when brilliant individual skill by Joe Rider saw him take two defenders out of the game before turning and shooting past Harvey Daniels.     Three minutes later a Leagas corner was punched clear by Daniels but only as far as Adrian O’Hara who sent a low shot into the corner of the net for 4-0.   With seven minutes left Histon substitute Joe Cesare had Histon’s best chance for a consolation goal when he went clear of the St Neots’ defence but lost control and almost inevitably Joe Rider was to have the final word as he collected a Kyle Rudland cross and his hat trick at the far post to net from a narrow angle to complete the 5-0 victory, a minute from time. St Neots:  Brewer, Leagas, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Muse, Brown (B), Routs, Rider, Wood Subs used:   Coppolaro, Rudland, Lennon and Frezza.    (John Walker)  
Friday, 05 October 2018 15:52
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION HISTON       1         ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7           A personal hat trick in each half by St Neots striker Joe Rider condemned winless Histon to their fourth defeat in five league matches this season.   It was St Neots’ fourth successive league victory to leave them in second spot just a point behind league leaders Royston Town. The match began with a flurry of attacking play at both ends with St Neots taking an eighth minutes lead thanks to a lengthy shot from Bradley Brown.  Histon replied in the next ten minutes with a Kyle Neesham shot that visiting keeper Joe Burberry was glad to push over the bar and then Rhys O’Callaghan was played clear by Kyle Moran, but he lobbed wastefully over the bar with only the keeper to beat.   Joe Rider had a cross-cum-shot blocked on the line by Ethan Bates and then at the other end Sam Routs dragged his effort wide of the near post.   Alfredo Martins then levelled the scores with a dipping shot from 25 yards that caught Burberry a couple of yards off his line.   Joe Rider’s goal fest began after 27 minutes when a sublime through ball from Jacob Joseph played him clear of his marker and he shot low through the keeper’s legs to make it 2-1.   David Muse almost added to the score when more defensive laxness let him in but under pressure home keeper Dylan Pearce saved with his legs.  After 33 minutes Rider doubled his tally when he was left totally unmarked to collect another Joseph assist and his first hat trick arrived four minutes before the break when he capitalised on a defensive misunderstanding between Pearce and Theo Broomfield.   Just before half time Louis Hobbs broke away for the home side but shot over the bar. The second half had a much quieter start with St Neots dominating possession but creating little.   Substitutions by both sides tended to break up the pattern of play but three further goals in six minutes by Rider punished the home defence.   After 72 minutes he was brought down by Ryan McGillvray in the area earning the home player a booking for dissent and he picked himself up to made it 5-1 from the penalty spot.   Three minutes later he made no mistake picking up a Routs cross and his second hat trick arrived after 78 minutes when a long clearance out of defence saw him beat the offside trap to bear down on goal to beat Pearce again.   To Histon’s relief he was then substituted but they refused to capitulate, and Burberry had to be alert, to keep a well struck Hobbs free kick from reducing the home sides’ arrears.       St Neots:  Burberry, Rowland, Wood, O’Hara, Goodridge, Fulianty, Joseph, Routs, Muse, Rider, Brown (B) Subs used:   Coppolaro, Goodyear, Frezza and Brown (J). Referee: Andrew Drain                                                                                               (John Walker)
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:48
FA YOUTH CUP FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING ST NEOTS TOWN U18       1         PETERBOROUGH SPORTS U18       4 St Neots U18 side have a very fragile record in the FA Youth Cup as their fifth first match defeat in the competition in the last six seasons indicates.   On this occasion they were well beaten by an impressive Peterborough Sports side who have started the season unbeaten in four league and cup fixtures, and in the last round inflicted a 6-0 defeat on Biggleswade Town.  In Ryan Pratt the visitors had the man of the match as he contributed a very impressive personal hat trick.   St Neots Manager Alex Minall was very disappointed with his sides’ performance pointing out that when they conceded a second goal half way through the second half they appeared to let their heads drop and failed to compete in the latter stages of the game allowing their visitors to pick up two more goals. Sports began impressively dominating the first twenty minutes and taking the lead with their first significant attack after five minutes.   St Neots conceded a free kick twenty yards from goal and when Louie Venni’s free kick was not cleared Ryan Pratt was on hand to open his account.  The same player then outpaced his marker to bring a good save from home keeper Joe Burberry and then Harvey Humble was too easily dispossessed but Alfie Ferguson shot wide.   St Neots rallied after a poor start and Jacob Joseph tested keeper Dylan Veni and Leon Fulianty sent a free kick narrowly wide.   Then against the run of play after 25 minutes, St Neots levelled with the pick of the five goals as Joe Rider chased down an Adrian O’Hara cross to score a fine individual goal from a narrow angle.   Towards half time the lively Sam Routs had a shot well saved and Veni had to dive bravely ant the feet of Joseph to smother his shot. The visitors started strongly after the break with Pratt going clear wide right, but Burberry left his line to deflect his shot for a corner.   Four minutes later the home keeper was in action again being well placed to save a point-blank close range shot from Nasir Nabi.  David Muse was injured and had to be replaced by substitute Bradley Brown and then after 62 minutes the visiting Manager made a bold move sending on all three allowed substitutes to freshen his side.   The ploy worked perfectly as seven minutes later two of his substitutes combined to outwit the home defence as Oliver Foster set up Ayman Trabelsi to restore his sides’ lead.   St Neots visibly lost their impetus and were pushed back defending deep and seeming unable to get the ball out of their half.   Nabi went close with an acrobatic overhead kick, but the pressure continued to build, and it was no surprise when eleven minutes from time Ryan Pratt showed pace and confidence to leave his marker in his wake and give Burberry no chance with a well-placed rising shot.   It was then almost all defending for St Neots as the visitors pressed and they were further rewarded thirty seconds into added time when Ryan Pratt completed his hat trick.     St Neots:  Burberry, Goodridge, Roberts, O’Hara, Humble, Fulianty, Joseph, Wood, Rider, Routs, Muse                                                                                                                                        Subs used:   Brown (B) (for Muse 56 mins), Rowland (for Goodridge 72mins), Rudland (for Wood 80 mins, Gathergood and Brewer. Referee: Robert Goldstone                                                                 (John Walker)               
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 09:26
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       2         SAFFRON WALDEN U18       1 St Neots skipper Leon Fulianty inspired his side to a narrow hard-fought victory over a visiting Saffron Walden side that pushed them all the way.   This was Walden’s first match of the season having finished last season in joint third place after a disappointing start to their season.   In a tense second half either side could have snatched victory after going to the break level, but the visitors’ finishing was wasteful whilst the winning St Neots goal was one to savour. St Neots got off to the perfect start after seven minutes when Jacob Joseph scored a great individual goal.   Receiving the ball in a packed penalty area he cleverly back heeled it to create space and beat visiting keeper Josh Bates with an angled shot.   Walden hit back with Zac Hassan tormenting the home defence as he almost levelled the scores going past two defenders to see his shot well blocked by Joe Burberry.   The keeper was then in action again falling on the ball at the feet of Daniel Joannou after his defence had been breached.   St Neots were creating their own openings with Adrian O’Hara shooting wide and Sam Routs seeing his effort deflected for a corner.  Ethan Williams shot wide after a slick Walden attack but after 39 minutes Burberry missed his attempted clearance and the ball fell at the feet of Alex Cannon for a simple equalizer.  The first half ended in a flurry of activity with Hassan firing narrowly over the bar and St Neots getting the ball in the opposition net but seeing the effort ruled out. Joe Rider should have restored St Neots lead five minutes after the restart when played clear by Routs, but he saw his effort pushed away at full stretch and then Joseph shot over after good work by O’Hara.   However, the match became scrappy with neither side able to create chances and a stalemate threatened.   With fifteen minutes left Wealden created an excellent opening when a pacey four-man move split the home defence to set up Hassan by Burberry produced a full length save and within a minute the winning goal arrived at the other end.  Leon Fulianty won the ball on the edge of his own penalty area and sped past two opponents to exchange passers with Joseph.   Reaching the bye line, he picked out Joe Rider for a simple tap-in match winner.   Walden set up a late charge in a bid to save a point but Burberry saved well from Ethan Williams and the unmarked Joe Cunning put a free header wide from a late corner.   St Neots Town:  Burberry, Leagas, Roberts, Rowland, Goodridge, Fulianty, Joseph, O’Hara, Rider, Routs, Wood Subs used:   Cathergood, Humble, Rudland, and Brown (B). Referee: Gary Pond                                                                                                (John Walker)
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 13:00
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7         LONG MELFORD       1 St Neots kicked off their home league programme with a very comfortable victory over league new boys Long Melford.   With a slightly varied line up from the first match they looked more comfortable and balanced and they scored regularly against a side that posed little threat to their defence that was well marshalled by skipper Leon Fulianty.    The feature was a well-deserved hat trick for Markel Cousins adding to the goal he scored in the first match. The hosts could not have had a better start scoring in their first attack after just 55 seconds.   Jacob Joseph was the provider with a delightful through ball inside the full back and Markel Cousins powered past the last defender to shoot across visiting keeper Michael Bell.   Daniel Harewood should have levelled the scores three minutes later when the home defence failed to pick him up, but he shot well wide with the goal at his mercy.   After 19 minutes Brad Brown was brought down in the area and Leon Fulianty doubled St Neots’ advantage from the penalty spot.   Cousins could have added to the score, but the keeper saved bravely at his feet and then Melford scored against the run of play after 36 minutes when Callum Denson picked out James Burgess with Ash Brown getting his fingers to the shot but unable to stop the ball.   However, St Neots found the perfect counter-punch less than a minute later when a delightful move involving Jacob Joseph and Cousins ended with the former making the score 3-1.   Another goal a minute before the break really cemented St Neots’ superiority as Jake Wood netted from 25 yards. The second half saw Melford win a better share of possession, but they failed to create enough openings to test the St Neots defence.  Around the hour St Neots increased their lead when substitute Kyle Cathergood headed in a Wood corner.   Logan Pigram cleared off the line after 73 minutes with his keeper beaten to deny Cousins, but the striker only had to wait a further five minutes to make up for that disappointment as he picked up a Kyle Rudland through ball to net from a narrow angle.    The scoring was completed eight minutes from time when Cousins completed his hat trick to send Melford home still searching for their first points of the season.   St Neots:  Brewer, Leagas, Rowland, Humble, Fulianty, Joseph, O’Hara, Cousins, Brown (B), Wood Subs used:   Ford, Coppolaro, Rudland, Cathergood and Brown (J). Referee: Alex Setchell                                                                                                 (John Walker)
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 17:15
St Neots Town FC Academy and St Neots Town Youth FC..... Are excited to announce that from August 2018 the coming together of a working partnership that will see both clubs supporting local youth football for both Boys and Girls   Jez Billingham - Chairman St Neots Town Youth FC "Together we can provide access to the game for local children regardless of ability. A safe environment in which to train and play. With our long-term goal for our members to enjoy being part of a team and as a result continue playing to the best of their ability and at a level of which they are comfortable with. The Chairman, Committee and Coaches of St Neots Town Youth look forward to the new opportunities and challenges head."   Iain Parr - Director of Football, St Neots Town FC "We have been working with St Neots Town Youth FC for a number of years so it probably doesn't come as much of a suprise that we have finally put into place a very clear joint  blueprint for Development and Grassroots football that will encompass the whole spectrum of ages and abilities.  This is just as important to the Academy as our development partnership with Peterborough Utd as it gives us a real opportunity to work alongside what we consider to be the best youth club set up for miles around.  St Neots Town FC is now the home of St Neots Town Youth FC and we look forward to working with Jez, Karen, Richard and the rest of the team"
Friday, 01 June 2018 16:40
  OPEN TRIALS FOR SEASON 2018/19 A quick update that the Trial Process for the SNTFC Mick George Academy 2018 will now be held at: Longsands Academy |  Longsands Road St. Neots | Cambs | PE19 1LQ This change comes as work starts on the BRAND NEW Artificial Grass Pitch being built at the Football Club in the next few weeks. We would like to thank Longsands School for there support during this time as we increase our range of top class facilities.   Our new training surface will replace the existing 3G on the site next to the First Team Stadium. The previous surface is being removed to make way for the latest in state of the art grass technology and will provide the perfect home for the Mick George Academy next season. With work starting earlier this week, the Trials have had to be held away from Rowley Park (St Neots Town FC) while construction is being completed but we are sure it will be worth the wait! The new AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch) will be full 11 v 11 adult size with a viewing area for parents and relevant markings and appropriate goals for all our Academy Squads. We believe this improvement will only consolidate our position as the outstanding club in Huntingdonshire and provide a excellent venue to host home fixtures for our impressive teams. If selected as a player for one of our Academy squads next season, you will enjoy the luxury of an artificial pitch incorporating the latest hi-tech specifications for football and this enhancement will therefore see the introduction in a very strict code of conduct & set of user guidelines. Litter, food or incorrect footwear (blades or metal studs) will not be permitted on the pitch under any circumstances - moulded studs or astro turf football boots must be worn at all times. We are very excited and proud of the achievement that getting this addition to the facility represents - thank you to all those who have supported the club in order to make this dream a reality! Monday 4th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U8, U9 AND U10 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS Wednesday 6th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS Monday 11th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U8, U9 AND U10 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS Wednesday 13th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS The selection process will consist of a 4 corner player analysis on the first trial night followed by a game related match evaluation on the second date. Following completion of the mandatory sign up form you will be contacted to confirm your place at the trials.  Please be aware: Players who are successful will need to adhere to the minimum requirements for commitment to training sessions, events, behaviour, dress code and responses to communication by the Academy to maintain their place.   It is vital you complete our online sign up form to ensure you have a place on at the Open Trials, if this is not complete you may not be able to participate on the night. Please follow the link below:   Sign Up Here   If successful and selected for next seasons Academy you will be required to attend a Sign On Evening at the Football Club on Wednesday 20th June, further details will be communicated following trials.  It is important that all efforts are made to attend the Open Trials as sides for next season are selected from this process! Finally we are always looking to recruit good people and if anyone has an interest in coaching roles next season please can you make me aware (minimum FA Level 1 required). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me! Thanks, Iain Parr Academy Manager St Neots Town Football Club Rowley Park, Kester way St Neots, Cambs, PE19 6SL Office: 01480 470012 / 476432 Mob: 07970 851511 Email: 
Friday, 18 May 2018 18:59
Huge congratulations go to our Academy Under 18 side who were crowned Thurlow Nunn Youth League Cambridge Division Champions last night. Needing just a point from their final game to make sure of the league title, the young Saints headed to Haverhill Rovers and recorded a 3-0 win.  Goalscorers on the night were leading scorer Kieran Waites, Ben Southwood and Brandon Hedge. Add this to Hunts FA County Youth Cup, won last friday with a 3-1 win over Godmanchester Rovers, It can be described as a very successful season for Alex Mynall, Richard Churms and everyone connected with the squad and indeed, the whole Mick George Youth Academy as a whole with a plethora of awards won this season throughout the age groups. Well done lads, a credit to St Neots Town FC !!!
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